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BC Ideas

Indigenous Career Resources

BC Ideas is an online competition, which asks British Columbians like you to bring forward innovative ideas and programs that address the challenges facing our province.

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[Indigenous Employer] Correctional Service Canada Careers

Indigenous Employers

More than just a job! Join our public safety team! At the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), putting in a day’s work means helping to keep your community safe.

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: The Tables Have Turned

Co-operative Education

During the lightning round Natalie was shortlisted for a third job interview and was ultimately offered a co-op job! She reflects on her latest interivew experience and shares some very important insights you should know to succeed at your next job interview.

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5 Tips for Online Portfolios: Employer’s Perspective

Co-operative Education

Portfolio tips straight from the employers, they share with us what they look for in online portfolios and how they decide who they’re bringing in for interviews. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Rob Gazzola's Secrets to Job Search and Career Success

career success

Rob Gazzola, an SFU Psychology alumnus, realized the reason why he was having so much difficulty securing a job he loves was because he had no relevant work or volunteer experience. He shared with us on how he changed his situation and found career success.

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SFU engages in Aboriginal youth

In working with SFU Undergrad Alissa Derrick the cultural coordinator of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, SFU hosted Aboriginal youth enrolled in the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Summer Day Camp Program for a day of fun activities with cultural teachings.

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Continuing Studies Graduate Wins NSERC award

Indigenous

Jessica Humchitt, a graduate of SFU Continuing Studies' Aboriginal Pre-Health Program, was recently awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award for her work.

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Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival is an Aboriginal-run media arts organization rebuilding the West Coast’s film, video and media arts festival.  The organization endeavours to develop a crucial piece of infrastructure that has been missing from the Aboriginal cultural sector, as well as British Columbia’s creative industries.

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Co-op Employer Identifies Interviewing Weaknesses

Work Search

You've always heard about how to prepare for interviews from your peers and your coordinators, but what about from an employer? Kim Steinbart of the BC Forest Service discusses common interview mistakes and provides tips on how to put your best foot forward.

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4 Tips on Showing Projects During Interviews

Work Search

Why talk about your work when you can show it?  Good portfolio pieces will help set you apart from other candidates. Here are some important tips from Co-op students, coordinators and employers on showcasing your portfolio during interviews.

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SFU Opens Up New World for Jessica Humchitt

Indigenous SFU Community Stories
The Aboriginal Pre-Health Program is a bridging program designed for Aboriginal high school graduates and mature students. The program helps students explore health career options and get the academic prerequisites they need to pursue post-secondary health or health science programs such as nursing, midwifery, or public health. 
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Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture

Indigenous Community Stories

Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture is a website that focuses on the development of hip hop culture within Aboriginal youth communities and its influence on cultural production.

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Indigenous Stories: Duncan Mccue, CBC Reporter & Professor

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"I could, and should, expose the sickness that plagues Canada after a century of ignoring the many facets of aboriginal experience. And it empowered me to confront the darkness that I’ve witnessed in our own communities – substance abuse, corruption, and prejudice." Learn more about Duncan's journey...

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[Indigenous Employer] Scotiabank

Indigenous Employers

We strive to deliver a seamless, consistent and rewarding employment experience globally by developing policies and programs based on shared global principles. 

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[Indigenous Employer] Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society

Indigenous Employers

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society is a non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area. We function across three offices as the largest designated urban Aboriginal agency in Canada. 

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Natalie's Co-op Job Search Blog: A Disappointing Interview Experience

job search frustration

Are you having a difficult time placing a co-op placement? You're not alone! Read about Natalie's disappointment with her second job interview, how she coped with her frustration and the lessons she took away from this experience to improve her interviewing skills and increase her chance at landing a job. 

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Marcia Tells it Like it Is: Cover Letter Info You Oughta Know

Cover Letters

She's told you again and again, and now she isn't holding anything back! Communication Co-op Coordinator Marcia Shimizu gives the dirt on what not to do when writing a cover letter.

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Why Volunteer in the Community at Large?

Volunteering

Laura looks into the top 10 reasons for Volunteering and explores why she chose to volunteer with the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Read more about what she discovered... 

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First Nations Student Association Contribution Supports ISC Tutoring Program

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

To support Indigenous students that are in need of additional educational support the First Nations Student Association matches the Office for Aboriginal Peoples contribution of $5000 to the Indigenous Student Centre.

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Working with Grace: Top Tips for Pre-Screen Interview Success

pre-screen interview

So you applied for a co-op, internship or full-time position and the organization wants to schedule a pre-screen interview with you. Are you scratching your head and wondering what a pre-screen interview is and how you can prepare for it? Here are some must-know tips and questions that can increase your chance at moving on to the next round of the selection process!

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